low power processors

Processors undergoing changes to save power

Power versus performance is an ongoing battle, with the best involving a compromise between the two. High-performance system(s)-on-chip (SoC) designers often struggle to achieve the best possible power-performance balance. Customers’ user...

Materials Providing Invisibility to Electronics

Though development and use of invisibility cloaks may not have been possible till now for large-scale objects, the technology towards invisibility based on the exotic properties exhibited by meta-materials is now...
AI is progressing at a rapid pace

One Small Step for AI, One Giant Step for Robotics

There have been immense and innumerable developments in robotics & AI in recent times—some significant, some not so. Right from form factor and flexibility to motion, sensing and interaction, every aspect...

Taking on Terrorism with Technology

In his book Cybershock, Winn Schwartau mulls over some possible effects of a well-orchestrated electromagnetic pulses (EMP) attack upon Western infrastructure. Wall Street or other banking systems could be attacked, resulting...

Betty: The Super Power to Save Power

Electricity bills form a major part of office and household running costs. For organisations, average electricity consumption accounts for 19 per cent of the running expenditure. Traditionally, in India meter readings are...

Augmented Reality: How Real is the Interaction

Not many people were aware of the concept of augmented reality until Pokémon Go came in to the picture. This game has been taking the world by storm. Augmented reality uses...
self healing electronics

Self Healing Electronics: On The Way

As electronic devices are evolving to perform more sophisticated tasks, manufacturers are packing as much density onto a chip as possible. However, such density causes reliability problems such as failure stemming...
power distribution

DC Power Distribution: Need to Think of Current Situation

In India, electrical distribution infrastructure is not well extended in rural areas. However, with advanced development in power electronics switching and control devices, it is now possible to replace an existing...

Hybrid Emulation And The Challenges Ahead

Hybrid emulation is a technique that combines emulation and virtual prototyping to enable earlier architecture optimization and software development, as well as higher performance for software-driven register-transfer level (RTL) verification even...
filterless design for air pollution

A Filterless Design For Air Pollution Control

This article takes a look at the causes, effects and control of air pollution in the urban environment. It also introduces easy-to-construct home and commercial air-purifier systems to effectively control air...